Spending some well-earned downtime exploring Utrecht’s Medieval city centre, winding canals or surrounding countryside is always rewarding. Thankfully, there are many excellent hotels in the city that cater to travellers of all stripes and offer everything from luxury suites in stunning locations to low-key lodgings equipped with all the essentials.
This charming, centrally-located hotel stands roughly midway between two of Utrecht’s most famous landmarks, the Dom Tower and Museum Catharijne Convent, on a bustling street that runs parallel to the city’s Oudegracht canal. The hotel features 27 individually designed, well-furnished rooms, with space for solo travellers or couples. The hotel also offers several suites elsewhere in the city that are housed inside cellars spread along Utrecht’s canals and have ample space for families or groups. Breakfast is included in every booking and the hotel has bike rental services.
Housed inside a 19th-century townhouse, with an eye-catching curved roof and stunning facade, this cosy boutique hotel lies around one kilometre away from Utrecht’s bustling city centre in a peaceful neighbourhood surrounded by parklands. There are 45 stunning rooms available at the hotel, equipped with luxurious beds, interior items and facilities befitting a four-star establishment. The hotel also features several additional enmities aside from its lodgings, including a charming bar and private garden, where guests can recuperate after spending the day exploring Utrecht.
As its stands underneath Utrecht’s most iconic landmark, the Dom Tower, it is difficult to imagine somewhere with a better location than Hotel Dom. Like many other spots in Utrecht’s city centre, the hotel itself is steeped in history and its suites, restaurant and bar are spread inside a monumental building that date back to the 18th century. The hotel divides its suites into three different categories, namely standard, deluxe and executive, which are grouped according to their size and levels of luxury. Nevertheless, every suite inside the hotel boasts many luxurious elements that will make guests feel right at home, including king-size beds, stunning ensuite facilities and many other mod cons.
Due to its central location on Neude square, this cosy boutique hotel lies metres away from many of Utrecht’s main cultural hotspots, including the bars and restaurants that line the aforementioned plaza. Potential guests at Exploris Hotel can choose between several different accommodation options ranging from standard rooms that are perfect for couples to family-sized suites that can accommodate four people. It is also possible for travellers who are planning longer trips to Utrecht to rent out fully furnished apartments with Exploris Hotel, located in the heart of the city’s centre.
During the 19th century the mansion that houses this 36-room boutique hotel was converted into an eye hospital by famed ophthalmologist Franciscus Donders, whose groundbreaking work paved the way for many other developments within this branch of medicine. In honour of Donders’ research, Eye Hotel has fitted its rooms with artwork and other objects related to eye care such as large, optometry charts and anatomical models. Aside from the aforementioned decorations, each room available inside Eye Hotel features comfy beds made by a local design studio, desks and ensuite facilities, ensuring that travellers have everything they need to enjoy their stay in Utrecht.
Anyone that has visited Utrecht probably noticed the hobbit-hole-like cellars that line the banks of the city’s inner canals. Though they appear small, these centuries-old cellars usually run quite far underground and nowadays contain homes, shops and businesses, including several suites and apartments managed by Hotel26. Due to their proximity to Utrecht’s medieval waterways, these cavernous, fully-furnished lodgings are perfect for anyone that wants to discover the city’s vibrant history or experience life on the canals.
Though it is difficult to pinpoint exactly when it was completed, the building that houses Mother Goose has stood in central Utrecht in one form or another for well over 400 years. The building has changed hands many times over the centuries, moving between private residents, a mattress company, then eventually a group of squatters, who were evicted from its premises in the early 21st century. Since then, it has been converted into a modern boutique hotel with 23 luxury bedrooms, complete with exposed stones walls and other elements that illustrate its long history. Theses stunning rooms (and suites) range from smaller lodgings equipped with essential mod cons, to apartment-sized lodgings, that are ideal for longer stays in Utrecht.
Located on the northern banks of Utrecht’s medieval Oudegracht canal, this cosy boutique hotels offers guests the opportunity to rest, recuperate and socialise in beautifully designed spaces that are tailored around green living. Though they range in size, each room at Mark K is individually designed and features hand-picked vintage interior items that match perfectly with the hotel’s welcoming, down-to-earth vibe. Guests at Mary K are treated to an organic, healthy breakfast every morning, made from locally sourced or fair-trade ingredients. What’s more, the hotel maintains an environmentally-conscious approach towards hospitality and actively tries to reduce its carbon footprint whenever possible.
Set inside a 14th-century monastery that has served as a sanctuary for monks, knights and even emperors over the years, this stately hotel honours its long history by providing guests with the highest standards of hospitality. Aside from offering guests the opportunity to rest inside one of 121 stately rooms or suites, furnished with an impressive array of luxury items and facilities, the hotel also boasts two restaurants, with charming waterside terraces, and a wellness centre. The hotel stands just outside the hustle and bustle of central Utrecht, allowing guests to experience life in the inner city, while providing them with space to relax away from the crowds.